A gold medal for the “state of Denmark”

Hamlet would have been proud! Tonight, we watched Anne-Marie Rindom of Denmark win a gold medal in the women’s sailing competition in the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic  Games. Sweden finished second, and the Netherlands finished third.

The race is in a one-person Laser Radial sailboat (http://www.dinghyshop.com/product/LP10002.html). 

American Anna Tunnicliffe won the competition in 2008 in Beijing. She is now a CrossFit competitor.

In Sweden, Anna-Marie also incorporated sailing into her schooling. She studied Sport Science at Aarhus University, where her thesis involved developing a fixed physical test for Laser sailors.

We’ve sailed Lasers on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe. It is a great all-around boat for the Lake and used in beginning, intermediate and advanced sailing classes.

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.

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